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Early Help

There are a number of different types of abuse including:

  • When someone physically hurts you or treats you badly

  • When someone does things, or says things that upset you or makes you feel frightened

  • When someone makes you do things that you do not want to do

  • When someone fails to provide adequate care that you need in order to live safely

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Getting extra help

If you don't feel safe, find someone you trust to talk to about how you are feeling, or use one of the contact numbers below.

1. Talk to someone you trust - a friend, a relative, a carer, or the person in charge of your care (whether the care is being provided to you at home or in a hospital or a residential care home).

2. Phone  01902 551199 -  and tell the operator you don't feel safe. this is the Council's  safeguarding helpline.

3. Police - phone 999 in an emergency or phone 101 if you don't feel safe but are not in immediate danger

4. Phone Action on Elder Abuse national helpline 0800 0699 784

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Extremism

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Quality & Performance

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FGM and Forced Marriage e-learning training packages

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Top tips to help young stay safe online - media release from the City of Wolverhampton Council

 

Working Together 2018 requires Child Death Review Partners (CCG and Local Authority) to make arrangements to carry out child death reviews.

New arrangements have now been published and will take effect from 30 June 2019.

Click here for the new arrangements.

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WSCB Committees

 The Board Committees are:

Serious Case Review

Child Death Overview

Law, Policy and Procedure

Learning and Development - Joint Learning and Improvement Framework 2017-19

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WSCB Priorities

In line with Working Together 2015, Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board has a business plan with a set of key priorities that are reviewed every 3 years. The business plan needs to ensure that:

  1. There are effective safeguarding arrangements in place through a demonstrated commitment of partner agencies by attending Board meetings, and by having an adequately resourced Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board.
  2. Policy and procedures are in place, regularly reviewed and updated in line with new legislative and statutory guidance to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people - see WSCB Policies and Procedures
  3. That the requirements to safeguard children and young people are consistently applied to all children living away from home and to children with disabilities.
  4. To monitor what is done by the Board agencies individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to advise on ways to improve, by completing a bi-annual agency Section 11 Compliance monitoring document.
  5. To communicate to the community, agencies and organisations the need to safeguard children by raising awareness of how they can do this and encouraging them to do so.
  6. To make sure all those who work with children are 'suitable' by ensuring appropriate selection and recruitment standards are in place which comply with ISA registration (Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006).
  7. To respond to the requirements identified by the Licensing Acts.
  8. To review and investigate Serious Case Reviews and Unexpected Childhood Deaths.
  9. To ensure the continuous development of services to safeguard and promote the welfare of Children and Young People.
  10. To develop the skills and knowledge of workers in relation to safeguarding children in conjunction with the Children's Workforce Strategic lead through the provision of a comprehensive training development and support programme see WSCB/WSAB Learning and Improvement Framework 2017-19
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WSCB Constitution

 

Our Constitution

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) seeks to ensure that all children are safe by ensuring that local services focus on supporting their needs and those of their parents, carers and families.

WSCB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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WSCB Annual Report

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) produces an Annual Report to enable the people of Wolverhampton to see what it has been doing to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect and promoting their wellbeing.

Click here or on the image to the right to view and /or download the joint Annual Report 2017-18 of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults Boards.

 

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WSCB Annual Report 2018-19

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) produces an Annual Report to enable the people of Wolverhampton to see what it has been doing to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect and promoting their wellbeing.

Click here or on the image to the right to view and /or download the joint Annual Report 2018-19 of Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board and Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board.

 

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Escalation Policy for the resolution of professional disputes

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Safer Recruitment

Safer Recruitment:

All organisations engaging people in 'Regulated Activities' must have robust and transparent recruitment procedures in place to ensure children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and they should be familiar with the Local Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures.

Before recruiting staff (whether paid or unpaid), the following should be considered:

The application process should include the organisations commitment to safeguarding in for example the Job Description and any other documentation;

Thorough checks should be made of an applicant's identity, work history and references including any gaps in time;

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Multi-agency safeguarding training courses Sept - Dec 2016

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Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

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Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

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Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2015 – 2016

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I am an adult with care and support needs

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS!!

All voluntary, community and faith organisations need to understand their safeguarding roles and responsibilities (alongside those of other organisations and services) to help keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect, and promote their wellbeing.

There is a range of help and support for voluntary, community and faith organisations working in Wolverhampton from Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council. This includes safeguarding support which you can access as follows:

1. Specific support for faith groups

  • There are over 250 faith groups in Wolverhampton which you can find details for all of these on the Wolverhampton Faith Map
  • To access this support, please contact Pavitter Kaur Mainn - (Faith Engagement Workerby email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 07538 105780

2. Individual and group support for any voluntary or community organisation

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FGM and Forced Marriage e-learning training packages

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures involving total or partial removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It's also known as ‘female circumcision’ or ‘cutting, and by other terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others. FGM has no health benefits, and no religious texts require girls to be ‘cut’, however FGM is carried out under the banners of culture and religion within families and communities in the mistaken belief that it benefits the girl in some way, eg. preserve/prove her virginity as a preparation for marriage.

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Practices vary across communities with girls/women being ‘cut’ at any time from two days after birth, before puberty, during pregnancy, or following delivery of their first child. The most prevalent age group is 0-15 years,and some recent reports suggest that the age range is getting younger.

In addition to general safeguarding duties, since October 2015 all registered health and social care professionals and qualified teachers have a personal professional duty to report FGM in girls under 18years; professional registration can be affected by non-compliance with this duty. 

To report call 101, record information and reference number , update safeguarding lead

KEY FACTORS TO LOOK OUT FOR:The family belongs to a community which practices FGM, are making plans to go on holiday / requested extended leave from school.

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